Lectio Divina – John 1:35-39

Lectio Divina is one of my favorite ways to interact with the loving presence of God.  Lectio Divina means Sacred Reading.  I first came across Lectio Divina while in Graduate school.  It is a formational reading and meditating on scripture.  We come to the living word of God with an open heart to hear the Spirit of God speak to our spirit.

There are 4 movements in Lectio Divina.  Read, Meditate, Pray, & Contemplate with moments of silence and listening and being with the presence of God.  In a future post I shall share more about Lectio Divina.  Lets jump in and hear my first recording of Lectio Divina.  I have lead many groups in this process.  This was and is my first reading and recording of Lectio Divina.  I welcome all feedback to make this process better and richer.

John 1 35 – 39 | 1st Lectio Divina

Path Forest

Creativity as the Fruit of Wholeness of Soul [Alan Fadling]

Creativity as the Fruit of Wholeness of Soul.

Thank you Alan for sharing this.  My soul resonates with what you share here.  I can see that in my life and in my marriage.  Its funny to me, yesterday, I sensed the Spirit stirring within me that His Creativity will be born in this life of mine.  Your words spilled on the inter-web shine light.  Thank you.

I see the creativity sprouting within friendships, new and old.  The interesting experience for me to see this as evidence of God’s goodness and love arriving within me in a fresh way.  It is the gift of the Spirit for the sake of others.  And, it is my honor to be able to participate in His Love for others.  Thank you Lord!

Where do you see creativity bursting forth in your life, your relationships, in your new freedom?

 

God is the Creator - Creativity is Divine

 

Help Me Jesus – The music that helps me

Tomorrow Sungshim and I teach and train couples in skills and knowledge on how to build up their marriage.  I wanted to prepare a little song set to play in the background.  The 1st 3 songs are a sort of “Help Me Jesus” songs.  I thought I would share here.

 

Lord, I Need You (feat. Audrey Assad) – Acoustic

  • Wow, Matt’s voice is soothing and piercing at the same time.
  • I found out about Matt because I really enjoy Audrey Assad’s music.

 

“Help Me Jesus” – The Staple Singers

  • I got my family into Mavis Staples.  She is such a wonderful singer and storyteller.
  • This song is from her earlier days.

 

You’re Not Alone by Mavis Staples Lyrics

  • I found this today.  A real gem.
  • This song is all about how Immanuel is with us and understands us.